Sick Pay

Sick Pay

From 13 March 2020, employees and workers who self-isolate must receive any Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) due to them from the first day of absence from work if it is because:

  • they have coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • they have coronavirus symptoms, for example a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste
  • someone in their household has coronavirus symptoms
  • they have been advised to stay at home by their doctor because of an underlying health condition
  • they have been told to self-isolate by a doctor or NHS 111
  • they have been told to self-isolate by a government ‘test and trace’ service, because they have been in close contact with someone who tested positive (‘NHS Test and Trace’ in England, ‘Test and Protect’ in Scotland or ‘Test, trace, protect’ in Wales)
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